Key ingredients for unlocking potential

BKL partner Jon Wedge spoke with CLIC (formerly BDLN) for their article 5 young professionals discuss the key ingredients for unlocking potential. He shared hints, tips and opinions on career acceleration.

“I looked for responsibility early on: more complex tasks, exposure to partners more quickly and a faster exposure to clients. Also it led to much better all-round training to get me where I wanted to be – an all-round business consultant and adviser. Not just ‘an auditor’.”

Jon Wedge says that a long-term goal is key but it “has to be broken down in to a lot of shorter steps. Small targets motivate you and will build up momentum to your ultimate goal”.

Jon Wedge adds: “I decided I wanted to be an accountant at a fairly early age – probably in sixth form. I found out about something called the AAT fast-track scheme – this really appealed to me. I liked the idea of joining a firm at an early age and knuckling down into the job to form a solid base of knowledge quickly.”

Technology continues to blur the lines between traditional and new approaches. Jon Wedge says that social media is important. Having an opinion, a point of view and injecting your message with a sense of humour is critical.

The full article is available on the CLIC website.




Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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